Margaritaceous Mar`ga*ri*ta"ceous, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly. [1913 Webster]

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  • margaritaceous — adj. [Gr. margarites, a pearl] Pearly in texture; nacreous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • margaritaceous — /mahr geuhr i tay sheuhs/, adj. resembling mother of pearl; pearly. [1820 30; < NL margaritaceus. See MARGARITE, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • margaritaceous — adjective a) pearl like b) yielding pearls …   Wiktionary

  • margaritaceous — mar·ga·ri·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • margaritaceous —   a. pearl like.    ♦ margaritiferous, a. yielding pearls …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • margaritaceous — |märgərə|tāshəs adjective Etymology: Latin margarita pearl + English aceous : having a satiny iridescence like that of pearl or mother of pearl : pearly …   Useful english dictionary

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